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don't want to have them overscripted. that is what happened to ronald reagan in 1984 debate with walter mondale. it overran the persona of ronald reagan. next debate he was much more relaxed. roger ails did a great job preparing him and did much better job. same thing with governor romney. he has to know how to answer the questions but he has to be relaxed and rely on himself. one of the things i tell candidates it's very important that they have the good political judgment to make decisions and think on their feet rather than rely on script. >> give me one thing that you think we ought to look for out of mitt romney and one thing out of obama in this debate coming up on wednesday. >>> i think one of the -- apart from the economy, i do think one thing we should be looking for is to see if the president is willing to talk about his record on the economy and defend it. the american people ought to be making a judgment whether or not the president can defend that record. he ought to be looking for governor romney how well he press the case against the president. it's been his f
and so his policies are not proposals that are open to negotiations. for instance, ronald reagan had policies that were always open to negotiations, with tip o'neil, and they worked things out. this is not the way this president works, it's either his way or nothing happens. stuart: all right, i would say you've harshly characterized the president "the amateur". how would you characterize mitt romney so far the way his campaign is going and presents himself to the public. >> well, sadly, i don't think he's exactly been the pro. i don't think he's been the master. i think he's shown a lot of amateurism as well, running for president. stuart: political amateurism, not policy. >> oh, no, the policies, i think are solid, as the rock of gibralter. i think we see him stumbling, doing things that are not in his own political interests. he seems to have a bit of a tin ear. i think he's gotten better, but he still has a long way to go. stuart: can i ask how the book is going? sold a lot, hasn't it. >> the book is going fantastically, 20 weeks, number two on the new york times best seller list
the criticism a little bit, you know, back when ronald reagan was president, he did not attend every general debate at the end of september at the u.n. he did not come up here all eight times as president. i think subsequent presidents have all come up, but i think reagan hit right. you don't have to come up here every year. >> greta: so if president obama hadn't spoken this year, and that would be -- that would be -- there's a historic reference for it, and that would be okay in your mind, or is this a different time? >> no. i think it goes against obama's ideology. he had to come and give the speech. he had to bend a knee to the rest of the world at the podium, which he did in his speech. but he's trying to minimize the contact, because he knows it's not popular domestically in the united states. however good it is for his image internationally. so he did the absolute minimum and then he got out of town. >> greta: after the prime minister netanyahu gives his speech and goes back to israel, map out what you think will happen in the next couple weeks, if anything. >> well, i don't know. i do
. despite president carter's efforts. instead, they were freed as soon as ronald reagan was inaugurated. setting off democratic suspicion never proven that reagan emissaries back channeled with ryan to delay freeing the hostages and denied the troubled carter campaign a huge pre-election boost. >> it fed into the whole dynamic of the 1980 race in the sense that jimmy carter was a stumbling, ineffective president. >> fast forward to 1992, president jhw bush was on the ropes against bill clinton over a sluggish economy when ronald laying an's defense secretary was -- bad news that bush, who served as reagan's vice president did not need. >>> in 2004, a classic october surprise. osama bin laden released a video on october 29th, just four days before election day in a razor-thin race between president bush and john kerry. >>> it served as a reminder of the terrorist threat and strategists in both parties believed helped president bush. >> the term october surprise has become a seismic event. most centered around foreign policy, others have been around the economy, like in 2008. when the eco
the tax rates, expanding the base and eliminating tax credits and tax loopholes. dagen: ronald reagan, he did it. and then congress messed it up. bret, it was great to talk to you as always. thank you very much. please everybody -- well i know you all watch bret at 6:00 p.m. eastern on the fox news channel every night. if you don't, well, there you have it. you know what you will see tonight and every night. thanks bret. >> thanks. connell: hillary clinton, with some comments with higher taxes on rich people around the world, not just here, everywhere. we will talk to the judge andrew napolitano and get his thoughts on that. dagen: do you want to take a look at the treasury markets too? connell: i guess. dagen: we did a whole segment on treasury yields. here you go. connell: time now for your fox business brief. take a look at shares of american greetings today, they have been surging. the company received a go private offer from a group led by a ceo. look at that 16%. the offer 17, 18 a share values at american greetings at 580 million, 16.70 today for the company. says it will form a sp
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